The woman who came forward to speak about her affair with the disgraced pastor is one of many.
However, I am waiting to hear from the celebrity who was the final straw.
The one who has a hugely successful radio show.
Carl Lentz, Hillstong
Carl Lentz’s Cheating Scandal: Woman Details Her Alleged Affair With Fired Celebrity Pastor
Just two weeks after celebrity pastor Carl Lentz was fired from Hillsong Church, a woman has come forward claiming she had an affair with the disgraced figure.
Ranin Karim, a 34-year-old jewelry designer, told Vanity Fair in an interview posted on Tuesday, Nov. 17 that she met Lentz in May and after seeing his statement confessing to being unfaithful in his marriage, she felt she needed to speak up.
“I know what I got myself into, but at the same time I wanted to do the right thing and walk, walk away,” she told the magazine. “I am not a monster.”
Karim told Vanity Fair that Lentz initially told her he “managed celebrities” for his job and when he suggested they meet again, he recommended she not Google him. (Nonetheless, she did.) Soon, they began a romance with Karim—a divorcee—telling Vanity Fair that he once called her a “unicorn alien woman, whom I’m forever glad I met!”
Come September, however, she tried to end her courtship with Lentz and that in October, he told her his wife had discovered their relationship. As she told the publication, she recalled him saying, “My life is over. I don’t know what’s going to happen. If my wife is going to forgive me.” She said Lentz told her he intended to resign from Hillsong admitting through text, “I have and will only have nothing but love for you,” she quoted him to the outlet.
Today, she regrets her actions. “I really wish I never met him,” she confessed. “I told him that many times because it was just, just like, what’s the point?” E! News has reached out to Lentz and Hillsong for comment but has yet to hear back.
On Nov. 4, Hillsong Church Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston confirmed Lentz was fired from the celebrity-beloved megachurch. “This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust,” he wrote in a statement at the time, “plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” – Source
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One of his other supposed mistresses, a designer named Ranin, exclusively revealed to The Sun earlier this month that she had been sleeping with Lentz for over five months.
Reddit users have speculated that Lentz may have had an affair with Smith after noting that Smith has been a long-time fan of his,
“It’s gotta be Kayce, right? Isn’t she a member of his church?” one Reddit user quipped, to which another responded, “She liked his post about it which seems odd to me. Also if you are trying to fix thing [sic] in your marriage I would think you would unfollow her which he hasn’t.”
Back in May, Smith published a blog post in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement detailing her relationship with her Lentz and his support for BLM.
“I know I catch a lot of s*** about my connection to Hillsong and relationship with my pastor and friend Carl Lentz. While it means everything to me, I don’t expect people to always understand it,” she wrote.
“And I’m not trying to ‘preach’ or ‘convert’ with this blog. Not at all. Just like politics, relationship/faith is something we don’t really do here at Barstool often,” she added.
Who else has Lentz allegedly had an affair with?
Ranin, a New York City based designer, exclusive claimed to The Sun that she and Lentz had a months-long affair.
She said she dated the married church leader for over five months before their recent emotional breakup.
Ranin, who didn’t wish to provide her last name, revealed to The Sun she wanted to tell her story so Carl’s followers know “there was another person on the other side of his statement that got hurt.” – Source
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